The Newcomerstown Police Department along with K-9 units and patrols from the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office conducted drug interdiction patrols Aug. 23-24 in the village.

Over a 16-hour period, Newcomerstown police officers issued 16 warnings for traffic and various other offenses and six traffic citations for various moving violations. Officers also issued three driving while under a suspension citations, four registration violations and one citations for no operator’s license.

The department arrested one person on a felony warrant and one person on a misdemeanor warrant.

Charges were filed against two individuals for possession of drug paraphernalia and minor misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The department also has methamphetamine possession and marijuana possession (over 200 grams) charges that will be presented to a Tuscarawas County grand jury.

Participating sheriff’s deputies conducted 23 stops on Aug. 23 resulting in four arrest warrants, four summons and 10 citations. On Aug. 24, sheriff’s deputies conducted 16 traffic stops resulting in one warrant, two drug summons and seven citations.

"This was a very successful operation and we look forward to doing this again in the future," said Newcomerstown Police Chief Gary Holland.

Anyone with knowledge of illegal drug or criminal activity in the village, can contact Newcomerstown police, 740-498-6161.